Policy Analysis on Pakistan

Does it make sense to reward government employees with land grants?

In Pakistan, government employees are often rewarded with land. In an op-ed for Dawn, CDPR Fellow Anjum Altaf criticises this practice as archaic and a waste of public resources. Altaf calls for greater transparency on the issue as a right to Pakistani citizens and a pathway to reform.

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Podcast: How anti-globalisation policies could affect global development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in September of 2015, is the global community's most comprehensive attempt to reduce worldwide suffering, poverty, disadvantage and injustice. In 2016, the Western world's politics moved towards decreased support international engagement and integration. Now what? In the episode of Talking IDEAS, Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Brookings Insitution's Global Economy and Development Program, discusses the new policy challenges the development sector faces, and what the consequences of Western disengagement with multilateralism might be.   

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Unpacking Pakistan's flawed education system

Low literacy and learning outcomes in Pakistan are the result of a structurally flawed education system that rewards rote learning over comprehension and critical thinking. In an op-ed for the Express Tribune, CDPR Fellow Hasaan Khawar unpacks this system, and offers potential solutions.

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About CDPR
In Pakistan, policy decisions and public discourse are often uninformed by available research. The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) bridges this gap by communicating cutting-edge, evidence-based research on development issues in Pakistan to an audience of policymakers, students, the media and the wider public. With support from the International Growth Centre (IGC), CDPR disseminates policy briefs, hosts events, engages with the media and produces digital content to make topics in development research such as economic growth, energy, education, health and governance intelligible to both decision makers and the public.
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